Best Picture Oscar Nominee
Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of "Skyfall" and "American Beauty," brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, "1917."
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay, "Captain Fantastic") and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman, "Game of Thrones") are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.
"It's a tense, unnerving ride that accomplishes its goal of translating the first-person experience of war better than any war movies that have come before it. It's a level up." --Detroit News